Laser, precision and vision technologies provider Novanta Inc. (formerly GSI Group) has acquired touch-screen technology developer Reach Technology, expanding its range of medical display technology for OEM customers. Reach Technology specializes in embedded display panel technologies that deliver high-performance touch-screen solutions for OEMs with a focus on medical applications. The business will be combined into Novanta's NDS Surgical Imaging business based in San Jose, Calif. The companies aim to complement Reach Technology's high-performance embedded touch-screen technology with NDS’s portfolio of medical grade displays. ”We expect the combination of [Reach Technology’s] customer breadth, technology leadership and supply chain management will further increase our opportunities with leading medical OEM customers,” said John Roush, CEO of Novanta. NDS Surgical Imaging delivers high-performance visualization, image processing and wireless solutions for the health-care market. Reach provides touch-screen technology for medical and advanced industrial applications.